50 Inspiring Quotes About Moms that Will Melt Your Heart

50 Inspiring Quotes About Moms that Will Melt Your Heart


In honor of Mother's Day, we've collected the most heart-warming phrases and poems about moms and the one-of-a-kind love they have always showered you with from the day you were born. Make her feel loved and appreciated by sending one of these beautiful quotes along with a gift of swoon-worthy orchid plants or flower arrangement for Mother's Day.

"To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power."  Maya Angelou

"A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories." Honore de Balzac

"Motherhood: All love begins and ends there."Robert Browning

 "Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved." Erich Fromm

"A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary." Dorothy Canfield Fisher

"Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all."Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Having children just puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else just disappears.” —Kate Winslet

"A mother's arms are more comforting than anyone else's."- Princess Diana

"I want my children to have all the things I couldn't afford. Then, I want to move in with them." Phyllis Diller


"We are born of love; Love is our mother." Rumi

"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness." Jessica Lange

"All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother." Abraham Lincoln

"Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face."  George Eliot

 "A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take." Cardinal Meymillod

"Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children."William Makepeace Thackeray

"Life doesn't come with a manual, it comes with a mother." Unknown

"He didn't realize that love as powerful as your mother's for you leaves its own mark."J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

"The best place to cry is on a mother's arms."- Jodi Picoult

"If at first, you don't succeed, try doing it the way mom told you to in the beginning." Unknown

"There's nothing like your mother's sympathetic voice to make you want to burst into tears."Sophie Kinsella, Confessions of a Shopaholic

 "There’s no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one."Jill Churchill

"If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do well matters very much." Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

"Motherhood is a choice you make every day, to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is…and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong."Donna Ball

"God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers."Rudyard Kipling

"How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mother's names."Alice Walker

 "Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws." Barbara Kingsolver

"Most mothers are instinctive philosophers." Harriet Beecher Stowe

"A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path." Agatha Christie

"I will look after you and I will look after anybody you say needs to be looked after, any way you say. I am here. I brought my whole self to you. I am your mother."Maya Angelou

“A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest."Irish proverb

"Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy."Tina Fey

"All mothers are working mothers."— UNKNOWN

"Most mothers are instinctive philosophers."-Harriet Beecher Stowe

"It's not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it." -Dorothy, The Golden Girls

“You’re always going to wonder if you’re doing things wrong, but that’s what it means to be a mom, to care so much about someone else that you just want to be as perfect as possible.”—Naya Rivera

"I can imagine no heroism greater than motherhood."Lance Conrad

 "[Mother] stood, always prepared in herself to challenge the world in our place."Eudora Welty

"A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie."Tenneva Jordan

"If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?"Milton Berle

"The daughter prays; the mother listens."Amanda Downum


"Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs, since the payment is pure love."Mildred Vermont

“Mother: the most beautiful word on the lips of mankind.”—Kahil Gibran

 "My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Mark Twain

“Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to 'jump at de sun.' We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground."Zora Neale Hurston

 "She raised us with humor, and she raised us to understand that not everything was going to be great - but how to laugh through it."Liza Minellie

“Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.”— UNKNOWN

“Who is getting more pleasure from this rocking, the baby or me?”— Nancy Thayer

 “When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.”—Sophia Loren

 “[Motherhood is] the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary—it’s an act of infinite optimism.”—Gilda Radner

 “Having kids—the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings—is the biggest job anyone can embark on.”—Maria Shriver

 “The moment he wakes up from a nap.… Just a gummy mouth, no teeth, just a big smile, happy that you’re alive and you’re just looking at him. That’s probably the most magical.”—Jessica Biel

“I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.”—Oprah Winfrey

“Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.”—Gail Tsukiyama

“God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.”—Jewish Proverb

“A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.”—Honore de Balzac

“Mother - that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.”— T. Dewitt Talmage

“Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.”– Eric Fromm

“My mom is a hard worker. She puts her head down and she gets it done. And she finds a way to have fun. She always says, 'Happiness is your own responsibility.”— Jennifer Garner


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